SEATTLE, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alaska Airlines today began daily nonstop service between Seattle and Atlanta, marking the latest in a series of new routes this year. The airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $109 between the two cities for tickets purchased by Nov. 11, 2009.
"Atlanta represents one of the largest domestic markets that we didn't already serve with nonstop service from Seattle, and we're pleased to add it to our growing list of East Coast destinations," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience.
"We are pleased to welcome Alaska Airlines, which will give our customers additional choices for service to Seattle and connections to the Northwest and Alaska," said Aviation General Manager Ben DeCosta. "This new route will add to our focus on growth and economic development in metro Atlanta."
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport, is the ninth new market added to the Seattle-based carrier's route system this year. Other new markets announced this year include Houston and Austin, Texas, and expanded service to Chicago, San Jose, Calif., and the Hawaiian Islands.
Travelers can earn double Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles on new flights between Seattle and Atlanta through Dec. 23, 2009. To qualify, customers must first register at alaskaair.com.
Alaska will operate the flights with Boeing 737-800 aircraft, accommodating 16 passengers in first class and 141 passengers in the main cabin. Flights will offer Alaska's Northern Bites meals-for-purchase service, which allows coach passengers to buy a meal onboard. Inflight service will include Alaska Airlines' digEplayer, a personal entertainment system offering a variety of movies, television shows, music and other features.
Fares are available for purchase today at alaskaair.com or by calling 1-800-ALASKAAIR (1-800-252-7522 or TTY/TDD line 1-800-392-0228).
Note to news media: Broadcast footage can be downloaded at alaskaair.com/media or by contacting Alaska Airlines Media Relations.
Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together serve more than 90 cities through an expansive network in Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Alaska Airlines ranked "Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Traditional Network Carriers" in the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 and 2009 North America Airline Satisfaction Studies(SM). For reservations, visit alaskaair.com. For more news and information, visit the Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Newsroom at alaskaair.com/newsroom.
Fare rules: Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 11, 2009, for travel between Nov. 6 and March 10, 2010. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Blackout dates for travel within the United States are: Dec. 18-21, 23 and 26-28, 2009, and Jan. 2-4, 2010. Travelers are responsible for the following taxes and fees, as applicable: Airport Passenger Facility charges of up to $9 (amount depends on itinerary), Federal Segment Tax of $3.60 per segment (takeoff and landing) and U.S. Security Fee of $2.50 per enplanement. All taxes and fees shown are based on one-way travel and may be doubled if traveling roundtrip. Tickets purchased at an Alaska Airlines airport location or through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center will cost $15 more per person than the advertised fare. Tickets are nonrefundable but can be changed. Changes made at alaskaair.com incur a $75 (USD) per person change fee and any difference in fare. Ticket changes made through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or airport ticket counter incur a $100 (USD) per person change fee or a $125 (USD) per person change fee if originally booked through a travel agent and changed through an Alaska Airlines reservation call center or ticket counter, and any difference in fare. Seats are limited and may not be available on all flights or all days. Some flights may be operated by or in conjunction with Horizon Air or an Alaska Airlines' alliance partner. All fares, taxes and fees are in U.S. dollars and are subject to change without notice, and other restrictions apply. Baggage fees of $15 for the first bag and $25 for the second bag apply. Additional fees apply to check more than two bags or for overweight or oversized items. See checked baggage policy at alaskaair.com for more details.
SOURCE Alaska Airlines